CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MANE EQUALS DROGBA RECORD

Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has equalled the record of Didier Drogba in the Champions League knockout stages after he found the back of the net during the 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League semifinal first leg encounter which was played at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Senegalese international Mane was able to equal the record set by Didier Drogba for the most goals scored by an African in the knockout stages as far as Champions League football is concerned. He equalled the record of 14 goals by scoring the second goal ten minutes into the second half. Liverpool hadtaken the lead two minutes earlier through the own goal from PervisEstupinan off the cross from club skipper Jordan Henderson.
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MBAPPE IS INDISPENSABLE – DROGBA

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is certain that Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker KylianMbappe is indispensable in any team on the European football stage. Didier Drogba talked extensively about Mbappe in a chat withmedia outlet Canal Champions Club. The ex-Marseille and Galatasaraystriker revealed his admiration for Mbappeduring the interview before adding some advice for the player regarding his future. Mbappe has a few months remaining on his contract at PSG and he has been strongly linked with a free transfer move to Real Madrid, but PSG are keen for the player to extend his stay at the club.


On Mbappe, Didier Drogba said that the Frenchman is indispensable irrespective of the team he settles for in the new season. According to him, Mbappe is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world and that all clubs want Mbappe in their respective teams. Speaking further, Drogba said that Mbappehas shown this season that he’s ready to take the lead in a team. Continue reading “MBAPPE IS INDISPENSABLE – DROGBA”

UNITED, ARSENAL EYEING DEMBELE SWOOP

The Premier League duo of Arsenal and Manchester United are keen to sign French international striker Moussa Dembele from Lyon when the summer transfer window reopens in the coming months according to the latest reports coming out of the French media. The specific report from Foot Mercato stated that Manchester United and Arsenal could go head-to-head for Dembele who has been compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. The former Fulham and Celtic star was compared to Didier Drogba due to the similarities in their playing style. Ex-Marseille, Galatasaray and Chelsea hitman Drogba was renowned for his physical attributes during his playing days and the aforementioned Dembele is also a physical striker.

Frenchman Dembele could follow in the footsteps of Didier Drogba by leaving a French Ligue 1 team to play in the Premier League with the Gunners and the Red Devils interested in his services. Drogba spent years at Le Mans, Guingamp and then Marseille in French football before the chance to sign for Chelsea came in 2004. The Ivorian football icon spent one season at Marseille before signing for Chelsea in a £24m deal which was a record for the West London club at the time. Continue reading “UNITED, ARSENAL EYEING DEMBELE SWOOP”

FIF ELECTIONS: DROGBA TO WAIT AGAIN

Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba will have to wait once again to know whether he will be able to contest for the Ivory Coast football federation (FIF) elections after they were postponed. The Chelsea legend is bidding to become the Ivory Coast football federation president.


The elections were originally planned for September 2020, but ongoing issues with the eligibility of candidates including Didier Drogba have delayed the process for 18 months. The last date set for the elections was March 23 before the latest postponement. As things stand, a new election date has not been fixed. Continue reading “FIF ELECTIONS: DROGBA TO WAIT AGAIN”

PALACE KEEN ON SIGNING MARSEILLE STAR

Premier League side Crystal Palace have been seriously linked with a move for highly rated Marseille striker BambaDieng. The Palace interest in the Senegalese international labelled the new Didier Drogba was revealed by French publication La Provence as it was revealed that several Premier League teams are on his trail.

 

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Apart from Crystal Palace, the other teams interested in the new Didier Drogba include West Ham United, Aston Villa and Newcastle United.
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DROGBA, RONALDO EXPECTED IN NIGERIA SOON

Sports philanthropist Noah Dallaji has revealed that Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will visit Nigeria in June 2022. It would be his first visit to the West African nation and in the company of other stars including Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

Dallaji is the founder and President of ACTDF (Africa Children Talent Discovery Foundation) and he talked about the imminent visit of Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and other football stars at a press conference last month.
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DROGBA, A FOOTBALL IDOL FOR SANCHO

Manchester United summer signing Jadon Sancho has admitted that he supported Premier League rivals Chelsea while he was growing up and that Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba was one of his idols.

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Sancho mentioned Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as his football idol in a chat with British radio station TalkSPORT.
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HOW RONALDO MATCHED DROGBA’S RECORD REVEALED

Cristiano Ronaldo has been a consistent source of goals since he returned to Manchester United this summer. The Portuguese attackerrecently matched the record of Didier Drogba as the oldest player to score a goal and an assist in the Premier League.

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Didier Drogba became the oldest player to record a goal and an assist on the Premier League scene at the age of 36 goals and 267 days. Ronaldo was able to match the feat at the same age of 36 goals and 267 days.
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MANE TARGETS MORE GOALS AFTER CENTURY

Liverpool man Sadio Mane is targeting more goals after he reached a century of Premier League goals penultimate weekend. The Senegalese international became only the third African to reach 100 goals in the Premier League after Didier Drogba and Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah. Mane reached a century of goals when he opened the floodgate of goals in the big win over newcomers Watford.

Mane, 29, scored the opening goal in the 5-0 away win over the Hornets for his century of goals as he emulated Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah. Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba was the first African player to reach the landmark during his time at Chelsea almost a decade ago. Continue reading “MANE TARGETS MORE GOALS AFTER CENTURY”

SPARTAK END NAPOLI UNBEATEN RUN

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Dutch winger Quincy Promeswas the star of the show as Spartak Moscow inflicted a first defeat of the season on Italian Serie A leaders Napoli in the Europa League group stage. Ex-Sevilla attacker Promes scored two times in the second half as his Russian Premier League side came from a goal down to beat hosts Napoli. The Italians ended on the wrong side of the five-goal thriller.


Napoli started the season with a seven-game unbeaten run ahead of the home clash with Spartak Moscow. The Italian leaders would go on to lose that unbeaten run to the Russian team. Continue reading “SPARTAK END NAPOLI UNBEATEN RUN”